The Obamas Are Freed in Their Blackness

They can finally be just as angry and unsettled as the rest of us.

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Bo, the Obamas’ Portuguese Water Dog, Dies

Former President Barack Obama said the family had lost “a true friend and loyal companion.”

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Rush Limbaugh’s Life as a Woman-Hater

Rush Limbaugh made the G.O.P. the party of misogyny.

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Jill Biden Is a Teacher. And She’s Not About to Change That.

In choosing to continue teaching at a community college, Dr. Biden is breaking with precedent and modernizing the persistently anachronistic first lady role.

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Barack and Michelle: Scenes From a Marriage

Their two blockbuster memoirs offer a primer on a famous union.

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7 Podcasts From Familiar Faces

The podcast boom has produced plenty of star vehicles in audio form, and these celebrity-hosted shows are a cut above the rest.

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Obama’s Memoir ‘A Promised Land’ Coming in November

The former president’s publisher plans to release the book after the 2020 election and has ordered a first U.S. printing of 3 million copies.

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Politics Is Back in Fashion

Four years ago, many designers said they wouldn’t dress Melania Trump. This election, designers and retailers have another message: Vote.

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Michael Smith, Decorator of the Obamas’ White House, Has New Book

The decorator Michael Smith, who has transformed interiors for the Obamas, Rupert Murdoch and Cindy Crawford, is spilling paint in a new book.

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How Women of Color Are Redefining What a Politician Looks Like

Running for office used to mean relegating personal style to the background. Not anymore.

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What Biden Must Do

A special round-table episode on what’s at stake during this week’s Democratic convention. Plus: a requiem for the “nerd Coachella.”

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Trevor Noah Praises Michelle Obama’s ‘Ice-Cold’ Trump Takedown

The former first lady’s speech at the Democratic National Convention made quite an impression on Noah and the other hosts.

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Michelle Obama’s Necklace Said Vote

The former first lady’s speech for the Democratic National Convention was powerfully resonant. And had a supporting accessory.

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A D.N.C. Opening Night for the New Abnormal

The first night of the pandemic-era TV convention was intense and sometimes weird. That was part of the message.

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Watch Four Moments That Mattered on the First Night of the D.N.C.

Two of our correspondents break down highlights from the Democrats’ first virtual convention.

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This Democratic Convention Shows Our Last Best Hope

You can “hate politics,” but you can’t sit out this election.

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Stephen Colbert Goes Live After the Democrats Go Virtual

“I have to say, watching the first night of the convention was very inspiring,” Colbert said. “It gave me hope because it brought me back to where I was four years ago: in a room with other people.”

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Michelle Obama Calls Trump ‘Wrong President for Our Country,’ Urging Voters to Act

Speaking in deeply personal terms, the former first lady says the country has been living with the failures of a president who is not up to the task.

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The Biggest Moments From Night 1 of the Democratic Convention

Michelle Obama’s voting plea, Bernie Sanders’s call to circle around Joe Biden and a moment of silence for George Floyd: The virtual gathering was surreal, but still powerful at times.

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A Full Guide to Night 1 of Democratic Convention

Michelle Obama will appear, and Democrats will see whether there’s an anti-Trump consensus or a mishmash of messaging, with speakers ranging ideologically from Bernie Sanders to John Kasich.

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What You Need to Know About the 2020 Democratic National Convention

Michelle Obama will appear, and Democrats will see whether there’s an anti-Trump consensus or a mishmash of messaging, with speakers ranging ideologically from Bernie Sanders to John Kasich.

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DNC Guide: Speakers List, Start Time, Schedule, Streaming and More

Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders will headline the first night of the convention on Monday.

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How the Democrats Are Lining Up Their Convention Speakers

Prime-time keynote speeches will feature Michelle Obama on Monday, Jill Biden on Tuesday and Barack Obama on Wednesday before Joe Biden’s acceptance address on Thursday.

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Michelle Obama Says She Is Dealing With ‘Low-Grade Depression’

In her new podcast, the former first lady connected her experience with the effects of quarantine and news about civil unrest and politics.

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The Case for a One-State Solution

Peter Beinart joins the podcast to debate the future of Israelis and Palestinians.

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How the Trump Campaign Is Drawing Obama Out of Retirement

More than three years after his exit, the 44th president of the United States is back on a political battlefield he longed to leave.

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Joe Biden Is Wondering Why John Bolton Suddenly Likes Him

Definitely won’t be the vice-presidential pick, though.

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What Now? Advice for the Class of 2020

Barack and Michelle Obama, Beyoncé and other luminaries on how to move forward with conviction and hope.

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Michelle Obama and MTV to Host Virtual Prom Celebrations for High School Seniors

The event on May 22 would be the latest high school ritual that students were celebrating online because of social-distancing rules.

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‘Becoming’ Review: Michelle Obama’s Lesson in Staying on Script

This Netflix documentary shows a familiar, albeit more carefree, former first lady.

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Barack Obama to Celebrate Graduating Seniors in at Least 3 Events

“Even if we can’t get together in person this year, Michelle and I are excited to celebrate the nationwide Class of 2020,” the former president said in announcing his commencement schedule.

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Michelle Obama Is Reading Books to Children Stuck at Home

The former first lady said she would share some of her favorite children’s books and try to give families a much-needed break.

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Trump School Nutrition Rule Struck Down

A federal district judge has ruled that the Agriculture Department’s regulation easing sodium and whole-grain standards in school meals violated regulatory law.

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